Home > Dinner > Vegetarian > Cucumber Salad Cucumber Salad June 4, 2018 | 11 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Cucumber Salad is loaded with corn, avocado, tomato, and is so easy to make! Cucumber Salad Growing up, my mom would make a tomato and cucumber salad almost every Sunday night. It was such a simple salad, but we all loved it. Especially when we had fresh garden veggies! I’ve taken my mom’s cucumber salad to the next level by incorporating a balsamic dressing and adding in some corn and avocado. The avocado adds just enough to really change the dynamic of the salad adding a delightful creaminess. The corn adds a nice crisp crunch and the balsamic dressing ties everything together. Cucumber Salad Shortcut Tips Quick cucumber coins: To save time slicing cucumbers, you can use a mandoline slicer. If you don’t have a mandoline slicer, you can also use the slicer section of a box grater to cut thin slices of cucumber. Cut all the tomatoes at once: Place a plate with a lip upside down on a solid surface. Place all the cherry tomatoes inside that lip and then secure them down with the bottom lip of another plate. Place your hand on top of that plate securely, and using a sharp serrated knife, you can slice through all of the cherry tomatoes at one time! Cut the corn off the cob quickly: Grab a large bowl and place a ramekin face down into the bowl. Set the cob of corn on that ramekin and cut down the cob so the corn falls into the bowl. (Or use a Bundt pan!) Corn If you have access to fresh corn on the cob, I recommend it for this cucumber salad. And if not, frozen (thawed) or canned (and well-drained) corn works well too. If using corn on the cob, you can cut it right off the cob and add it to the salad. We love the flavor and crunch of raw corn in this salad! If you aren’t too sure about raw corn, you could grill it up before adding it to the salad. How to grill corn on the cob: Peel back the husks and remove the silk. Rub vegetable oil on all sides of the corn and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place on heated grill (400 degrees F) and rotate every 3-4 minutes or until charred. This also works on a grill pan! Recipe tips Persian (sometimes labeled as salad cucumbers) or English cucumbers work the best in this cucumber salad. These varieties of cucumber are less bitter, have fewer seeds, and are more flavorful than regular cucumbers. Seasoning. Cucumbers and tomatoes often need a surprising amount of salt and pepper, don’t be afraid to add more until the flavors sing. I taste this salad a few times before serving and add more salt/pepper as needed. Dress to preference. There is likely more dressing than you’ll want on this salad (depending on how dressed you like your salads), but I’d rather you have a little extra than not enough. Add slowly and to personal preference. Leftover dressing will store nicely (and goes on just about everything!) for up to a week in the fridge. Use a ripe avocado. For the ultimate cucumber salad creaminess, a ripe avocado makes all the difference! See “quick tip” below! QUICK TIPTo make sure an avocado is ripe, press gently around the stem and if it gives, the avocado is ripe (the “give” should feel like pressing the tip of your nose). More Easy Salad Recipes Garbanzo Bean Salad with an Italian-inspired vinaigrette Chicken Salad with dried cranberries and pecans Thai Quinoa Salad with a peanut dressing Israeli Salad cucumber &and tomato salad Costco Kale Salad with a poppy seed dressing FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Cucumber Salad 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe This balsamic-dressed corn, avocado, tomato, and cucumber salad is packed with flavor and is so easy to make! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Cucumber Salad 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This balsamic-dressed corn, avocado, tomato, and cucumber salad is packed with flavor and is so easy to make! Course Salad, Side Dish Cuisine American Keyword cucumber salad Prep Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 6 Calories 230kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients2-1/3 cups (1 pint; 357g) ripe cherry tomatoes, halved2-1/4 cups (290g) Persian cucumbers, coined (~5 small cucumbers)2 large avocados, diced1 large corn on the cob, corn cut off the cob (~1 cup; 131g), or use frozen or cannedDressing2 tablespoons (32g) balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon (14g) red wine vinegar1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)1/4 cup (46g) extra virgin olive oilFine sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper InstructionsOPTIONAL: GRILL CORN: If desired, grill the corn on the cob, though we usually just add in the corn kernels raw! How to grill corn on the cob: Begin by peeling back husks and removing the silk. Rub vegetable oil on all sides of the corn and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place on a heated grill (400 degrees F) and rotate every 3-4 minutes or until charred, for a total of 12-15 minutes. This also works on a grill pan!COMBINE SALAD: In a large salad bowl, combine the halved cherry tomatoes, coined cucumbers, diced avocados, and the corn cut from the cob.DRESSING: Add all the ingredients together in a jar. Add salt and pepper to taste; I add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (and then add more to the salad overall). Shake the dressing well right before pouring over the salad.FINISHING: Drizzle the dressing over the salad. (Add to desired preference. You likely won't use all the dressing.) Toss the salad and taste for seasoning. I usually add another 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt as needed. Enjoy salad immediately! This salad doesn't sit well with the avocado and dressing, so don't add either until you're ready to eat! Leftover dressing stores nicely for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. Video Nutrition FactsCalories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.